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Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

Metrolinx continues to build and expand along the Lakeshore East Line to improve journey times. See what has been happening and a look ahead at the work planned. The Lakeshore East Line is seeing a lot of construction activity lately, and work will continue to ramp up in support of building electrification infrastructure to bring quieter, faster and more efficient service. This means customers will … Continue reading Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

A vending machine sits along the pathway to UP Express.

Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Customers will be able to purchase items from vending machines at select GO and UP stations. Running low on hand sanitizer as you head to GO or UP Express? There’s a vending machine for that – and more. Metrolinx has introduced new safety vending machines that dispense personal protective equipment, like face coverings and disposable gloves, to help keep travellers safe throughout their journey. The … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

cleaning staff wiping down the inside of a GO Train

Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Starting this week, customers will notice more cleaning crews on GO buses, trains and in stations as the transit agency steps up cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Certain GO stations are also moving towards a self-serve model. Here’s what you need to know. Because safety never stops, Metrolinx is stepping up in-service cleaning efforts across the GO transit network. The transit agency is rolling … Continue reading Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure screens and PRESTO machines. During a rare period of quiet, … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Man holding a handgun runs straight at officers outside of Union Station before being taken down Three transit special constables are being recognized for their heroic actions in stopping an armed robbery suspect outside of Union Station last month. Officers Stephan Fahel, 37, and Brent Strachan, 32, were wrapping up a call outside Union Station on Aug. 5 around 1 a.m. when they heard what … Continue reading Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

Making your commute easier and more comfortable is something that GO Transit officials is always looking to do. With that in mind Metrolinx is testing new seats for the GO train. “We received feedback that some of the seats on our newer trains aren’t comfortable,” explained Director of Customer Care, Jessalynn Selby. “So, we’ve set up eight demo seats where customers can test the cushions, … Continue reading Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

Dog hops aboard GO train for a ride. Fur’real.

Erik Petersen is used to helping GO customers with directions but a lost dog is definitely a first. Marley is a six-year-old border collie-shepherd mix who hopped on a GO train all by himself when it pulled into Rouge Hill Station on Saturday afternoon. “The dog was just there with no leash or owner in front of the service elevator,” recalled Petersen, a Customer Service … Continue reading Dog hops aboard GO train for a ride. Fur’real.

Metrolinx Board Meeting – Dec 2017

Our Board of Directors held their final meeting for 2017 today. President and CEO Phil Verster opened the public session of the meeting by commending Transit Safety Officers Caleb Hannah, Steve Cauwenbergs, William Ng and Acting Sgt. Devon Spiers for their bravery and professionalism in dealing with a security incident last night at Rouge Hill GO Station after a station attendant on duty reported a … Continue reading Metrolinx Board Meeting – Dec 2017

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled in 2021. Now, we are pleased to be able to … Continue reading News Roundup